GBV: The need for more emergency safe houses in NW/SW Regions

In times of crisis, setting up safe and confidential systems so that survivors of GBV can stay, be it with family or in other undisclosed locations is an emergency response overlooked in the two English speaking regions of Cameroon despite the increase in GBV cases due to the Anglophone crisis.  According to a study carried out by International Rescue Committee, more than 85% of respondents said women and girls experience rape, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence, denial of resources/opportunities, psychological abuse, physical violence, and early marriage. More than 70% have expressed an increase in security concerns affecting women and … Continue reading GBV: The need for more emergency safe houses in NW/SW Regions

CBC Health Services sets out to reduce HIV burden in the NWR

Cameroon currently has the second-highest HIV (Human Immune Virus) prevalence in West and Central Africa. The country had 5.3% prevalence in 2004 which later dropped to 3.4% in 2018 due to several programs and projects implemented at the regional and national levels. The Northwest Region alone has an HIV burden of 5.1% with women shouldering much of the burden. This was revealed by Prof. Tih Pius Muffih of CBC Health Service and, Principal Investigator of the HIV-Free Project Cameroon, at the launch of the new phase of the HIV-Free Northwest Project, on October 24th 2019, at the conference hall of … Continue reading CBC Health Services sets out to reduce HIV burden in the NWR